Friday, February 15, 2008

Child Forced to Give Priest Enemas

by expatbrian

Just when you thought it was safe to sneak back into the confessional, here we go again. I've posted so many stories about the disgusting behavior of priests over at World Gone Mad that I can't list them here. If you're interested, just pull up the religion category and read on.

Father Philip Magaldi, a Fort Worth priest, who has already had several sexual abuse claims lodged against him, has now been exposed as being HIV positive. Well, isn't that special.

His boss, Vicar Michael Olsen, came out and said that "with an abundance of caution" he had notified three individuals who had made claims of sexual misconduct against Magaldi. Abundance of caution?

He's a pedophile, who is HIV positive, who forces sex on children and notifying the abused is considered "abundance of caution"? WTF is the matter with these Catholic "authorities" anyway? And just where did he get the HIV?

"Magaldi was removed from active priesthood in 1999 by the late Bishop Joseph Delaney after allegations of sexual misconduct arose in Rhode Island and Fort Worth. In August 2006 Bishop Kevin Vann removed Magaldi from all ministries. Bishop Vann also is in the process of seeking “laicization” of Magaldi, which is a request to remove Magaldi from clerical status. The request is pending at the Holy See."

This is not the first problem this priest has had. He's not only a pedophile, he's a thief.

Magaldi originally was a parish priest in Rhode Island. He arrived in the Fort Worth Diocese in 1990 and served until 1992 as pastor of four churches. He left the diocese in 1992 and pleaded guilty to embezzling $123,000 from a Rhode Island parish at which he was pastor and was sentenced to two years in prison that involved a work release program.

So, let me get this straight. He goes to prison in 1992 for embezzlement. He gets out and gets his old job back where he can't keep his hands out of little boys' pants. In 1999 he is removed from the active priesthood due to the resulting child sexual abuse claims. In 2006 his superiors move to have him defrocked (finally) and it is still pending at the Holy See? How Holy is that?

One report, filed in 1997 exposes just what a sleaze this guy is.

He offered dinner and drinks to an 18-year-old who came to him for confession in 1995, hugged him, groped his buttocks, kissed him and paid him to administer enemas.

Father Magaldi denied abusing the young man but admitted paying for the enemas, saying he needed help with a medical condition. Oh. And I'm sure that the fact that this was an 18 year old boy and not a medical practitioner made perfect sense to the good Father. In fact, if I was a good Catholic parent, I wouldn't think it the least bit strange for my priest to have my child clean out his butthole. Right? It's the least I could do.

The church found him guilty of sexual exploitation and made him do volunteer work. They also let him continue on as the chaplain of the Diocese Boy Scout program.

Jeez, are all the Catholic church officials this fucking dumb or just all the ones we read about?

The bottom line here is this. Why is this guy still a priest? Why does it take the Vatican years to make up their minds about defrocking him? Why was he allowed to continue working around children after the offenses? Because they are the Catholic Church, they protect, not their parishoners but their own, and they have absolutely no shame.

cross posted at World Gone Mad

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Even worse is the way mankind has been browbeaten into deference for priests and shamans and other vermin for so many thousands of years. We still find it hard to criticize them for raping our children, stealing from the poor, burning us at the stake while telling us about how God wants to punish us forever.

The oldest profession isn't prostitution, it's the priesthood. We had no need for the former until we had the latter.

11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is mind numbing how gullible the believers are. The image that will stick in my mind forever, after I saw all the pictures and read the story in Penthouse, is Jimmy Swaggert crying out to his congregation, "I have sinned". And the jerks loved him for it!
I wish these gun crazies would start opening fire in the churches instead of the schools.

1:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm not sure ordinary bullets would work - maybe silver or even a stake through the heart.

3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

This sort of story just leaves me sputtering with anger. The hell of it is, they got away with it for so long because it's only in the last few decades that people were willing to come forward and challenge the church.

The big guys who let them get away with it should be jailed as well.

5:21:00 PM  

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